All Hail Corrosion
Seventh Rule Recordings
The Portland-based, doom metal band Ephemeros delivers All Hail Corrosion, a debut album marking the beginning of a descent into eternal madness. A short, three-track work of art including the title track “Stillborn Workhorse”, this album exerts an abysmal continuum of slow paced, tormented guitar riff propulsions and guttural vocals that stem from the most internal demonic dwellings of mankind. One should be prepared for a journey into a foreboding plane of darkened obscurity.
In essence, the album describes a desolate state of madness and despair, free of anything that resembles even a flicker of happiness. The third and final track, “Soilbringer”, embodies this realm of the damned; tortured wails pierce through the lumbering flow of constant despondency.
This album is like being caught in a violent maelstrom that drags you along with everything else into a spiraling pit of nothingness – in slow motion. It’s an inevitable end to all that is and once was, churning in wretched filth and insanity.
Fans of doom metal will enjoy this album and what it has to offer. I give this a four-star rating only because I wished it contained more than three tracks.
Album Review: Ephemeros – All Hail Corrosion